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Welcome to the meditation forum at vipassanaforum.net. May all beings find true happiness.

The site has been home to a community of meditation practitioners since October 2007. We don't want to be the largest online meditation forum - something different. We are serious about our practice and are lay practitioners. Some of us are beginners, some with much experience, some Buddhist, some not.

We all learn from one another and offer a helping hand. No one is the teacher and we are all the teacher. It's a place where we discuss our practice and views of meditation and Buddhism - as well as many related topics.

The primary purpose of this meditation forum is to help each other with practice related issues - intellectual debate of unresolvable differences and speculation and theory is not beneficial on the path.

With much metta,

The Vipassanaforum.net community

PS. You do not have to be a member to support the forum, we know we have many lurkers and readers.

May the Dhamma flourish - so that all beings awaken to the true nature of reality - especially humans because they hold the guns.

A note on advertising, spam, trolling and research

Please note this forum is self-sustaining through low costs and member donations. We do not allow any commercial activity, spam, trolling and PHD research questionnaires or surveys.

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If you are new to the forum, or meditation, here are some links to help you find your way around. The vipassanaforum.net community has been online since 2007 and it is quite likely if you are experiencing an issue with your practice that somebody has asked a similar question before.

The resources on this page may help you find your way.

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Sorry if I offend anyone. It's my personal views.

But I feel many things that Goenka said got it wrong. What he said about five enemies what he said about five friends. It's like he read in the sutta about five enemies and tried to justify it in meditation context.

My own point of view is all pe...

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This may clear some doubts regarding meditations for new meditators.

Note that the eng sub may not be the best translation of Reverend father speeches and the way the asian express themselves can be different from western folks. Terminology used may varies.



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Meditation 101 - The Meditation Posture

The following tips on meditation posture are intended to provide guidance for newcomers to the practice of meditation. 

Meditation is customarily practiced in a cross-legged pose, sitting on a cushion or folded blanket.  Meditation can also be practised while sitting or kneeling on a chair or stool. The key point about the pose for meditation is that the back is straight to enable the mind to stay relaxed but alert. The aim is to reach a state of equipoise, or physical and mental balance, which can be maintained for increasing periods of time.

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